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The Grave Injustice: The Middle Passage and the Afterlife of Slavery
June 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chadra Pittman, Founder and Executive Director of The Sankofa Projects will explore the history of the “Middle Passage” by resurrecting memory, honoring Ancestors, and giving voice to the untold history of Africans of the Diaspora. From her work at the New York African Burial Ground (ABG) Project to the creation of Sankofa’s Annual Remembrance ceremony at Buckroe Beach in Hampton, VA, she has worked to honor the lives lost during the Middle Passage. The presentation will deal with the act of remembrance for people of African descent that have been trying desperately to carve out “spaces to breathe” since they first touched shore. This lecture provides a deeper understanding of the Remembrance event and takes you on a journey beginning with Africans forcibly brought across the Atlantic to contemporary issues shaped by this tragic past.